12 June 2010

Martin Gardner, R. I. P.

A few weeks ago the world lost one of its most original and unusual intellects, Martin Gardner, polymath and prankster and puzzler, the “Mathematical Games” columnist […]
10 June 2010

Boring, and skewering

For some reason Browser can’t get enough of these withering remarks made by one author about another: Gore Vidal on John Updike: “Just another boring little […]
9 June 2010

Radio drama

Before the TV mini-series, there was the radio play. Happily, despite the advent of flat-screens, DVDs, DVRs and other innovations we don’t really understand, this form […]
7 June 2010

Stella!

You may not think you would like to hear the following paragraph spoken aloud 1,300 times, or even once, but read on to change your mind: […]